Top 10 Tax-Challenged Musicians

A guide to rockers who have run afoul of the IRS
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Willie Nelson

Whether it was his fault or Price Waterhouse's, as he claimed, Willie Nelson was the one who had to pay when the IRS seized his assets abruptly in 1990 and charged him $16.7 million for hiding income in tax shelters ($10.2 million of it was interest and penalties alone). To pay it off, he released a double album and auctioned assets (mostly to friends who later returned them). Later, he joked about the whole debacle in a Super Bowl ad for H&R Block. If you can't beat 'em...


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